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Kilronan Hostel
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

This hostel is in a perfect location, it's very close to the ferry, so it's easy to find. And just because of this location, it get nice view. Besides, the room and shower room is very clean, and other equipment is in good condition, therefore, I feel comfortable when I stay there. In addition, the stuffs there are friendly and helpful that make you feel like home :-)

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

I stayed at this hostel for two nights. The entire facility is very basic and a bit bare bones but it provides everything you need and was clean. Very central location and easy to find. There is a supermarket right behind the hostel! The breakfast was simple but they provided a bunch of different jams and spreads! The beds are comfortable in the rooms but space is a bit cramped, particularly in the bathroom. They included a towel for free! :) I didn't go in the tv/reading room, but that area and the kitchen/dining are in a building separate from the dorm rooms.

The staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating, eager to help when needed. I would say the only thing they need to add is a laundry room for guests. It's way too easy to get soaked on the island and having laundry facilities would help a lot! It was really nice that they let guests borrow rain jackets and rain pants, though! I would definitely return here.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Christina B
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David T, Sunshine Supplier at Kilronan Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Hi there,
Thanks for your reply. Some of our bathrooms are smaller than others but they are fine for one person. In regard to laundry, we dried you wet clothes for you when you came back wet and we also provided you with rain gear.

Remember there is no extra charge for anything once you book Kilronan Hostel.

FREE Tea and Coffee all day long.
FREE Breakfast
FREE Internet ( Computer )
FREE WI-FI
FREE Towels
FREE Luggage Storage
FREE Safety Deposit Boxes
FREE Games
FREE DVD'S for those wet days
FREE Drying for your wet clothes
FREE Rain jackets, Rain Leggings, Rain Boots
FREE Map
FREE Fishing rods and bait
FREE Hurleys and Sliotars
FREE Sky Sports channels for those big games
FREE Ironing board and iron
FREE Hairdriers
FREE Electricity convertors

Also remember that all rooms have a bathroom with shower and we have no large dorms!

If you need anything we can do to make you stay more enjoyable, please please please ask a member of staff when you are at Kilronan Hostel, not weeks after you leave by email!

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We will definitely be back, Lovely, clean and well equipped. Great views and hostel staff very helpful and friendly. Close to everything, ferry, bike hire, shop and places to eat. Looks out on beach..

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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David T, Smile Enforcer at Kilronan Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Hi there, Thanks for your nice review. Although you booked the hostel we upgraded you to our beautiful ground floor apartment next to the sea. We always do this if it available to "bubbly" travelers who arrive at reception if it is available.
Remember Tripadvisor Travelers our policy at Kilronan Hostel is to make your stay as enjoyable as we can.
If you need anything, please don't be afraid to ask one of our members of staff. You will see them buzzing around with big smiles in sky blue polo shirts like little smurfs and we speak a variety of languages!
Kilronan Hostel is a safe friendly and clean hostel over looking the Atlantic Ocean on beautiful Inis Mor!
Looking forward to meeting everybody after you shuffle off the ferry!
Thank you,
Smile Enforcer

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

We will be back great place great staff! A fabulous set up with all the services you could ask for to make your arran island trip so special & easy. With the added little extras like fishing rods for hire & plenty of advice you won't get anywhere better. Great work done by all keep it up!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Thank Annette F
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David T, Owner at Kilronan Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2014

Thank you guys for staying, if all guests were as pleasant and friendly as you guys, life would be a dream!!! I mean it!
Remember Tripadvisor Guests, if there is anything you need when you get to Kilronan Hostel, just ask and we will do our best to make sure you have a great stay.
Mr Dave

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Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

We Stayed for a night in the apartment,lovely view of beach very clean,had everything you could need,very cheap will be back again!! Staff were all lovely Thanks Dave for looking after us 5* customer service!!:)

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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David T, Owner at Kilronan Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2014

Thanks for your nice reply. Because you were so pleasant at reception we upgraded you to our seaside apartment. Our aim at Kilronan Hostel is to make everybody who comes to stay remember us and want to come back and stay with us again in the future! See you guys soon.
If there is anything you need when you get her, just ask!
Thank you...
Kilronan Staff

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Excellent location right in the middle of the town, great communal areas and kitchen. You can see the sea and the harbour from the terrace, and watch the ferries arrive and leave. Clean rooms and hot showers, had a great stay here.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
1  Thank James M
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daveterry99, General Manager at Kilronan Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Please notify of any issues at the hostel when you are here as there is nothing you can do about one week after you leave.

Remember there is no extra charge for anything once you book Kilronan Hostel.

FREE Tea and Coffee all day long.
FREE Breakfast
FREE Internet ( Computer )
FREE WI-FI
FREE Towels
FREE Luggage Storage
FREE Safety Deposit Boxes
FREE Games
FREE DVD'S for those wet days
FREE Drying for your wet clothes
FREE Rain jackets, Rain Leggings, Rain Boots
FREE Map
FREE Fishing rods and bait
FREE Hurleys and Sliotars
FREE Sky Sports channels for those big games
FREE Ironing board and iron
FREE Hairdriers
FREE Electricity convertors

Also remember that all rooms have a bathroom with shower and we have no large dorms!

If you need anything we can do to make you stay more enjoyable, please please please ask a member of staff when you are at Kilronan Hostel, not weeks after you leave by email!

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Reviewed 21 May 2014

First of all, the location is amazing. You can see the hostel from the ferry to the island. It is right by the water so the view is great and you can rent/borrow bikes directly from the hostel for a cheap price. There is a market that is a 2 minute walk away.
The best thing about this hostel has to be the staff. They are so friendly and welcoming. Sandrine checked us in and helped us get settled in and recommended activities on the island. We had trouble opening our door and she came and helped us right away.
The weather was pretty bad during the trip but I still enjoyed my stay because of the awesome people I met. The friendliness of the staff is really unparalleled. I had been traveling for some time and it felt like I came home to family.
As far as accomodations, they have everything you could need--cooking and eating utensils, wifi, computer, TV.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Thank wilhelmin4
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David T, Manager at Kilronan Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2014

Thanks for your nice review, much appreciated.
Remember for the best deals and prices have a look at ww.kilronanhostel.com.....

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Additional Information about Kilronan Hostel

Address: Kilronan Village, Inis Mor, Province of Connacht, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Aran Islands > Inishmore
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Inishmore
Price Range: £19 - £48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly beside the pier on Inis Mor, Kilronan Hostel is the perfect place to stay to enjoy the magic of the Aran Islands. With stunning views of Kilronan Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean, our hostel is a stress-free zone where you can really feel at home! At Kilronan Hostel, comfort and cleanliness are our priorities. We have small dorms, all en-suite, meaning you can stay in comfort at a very reasonable price. We have a spacious and well-equipped kitchen which is open all day for your use, as well as a cosy TV room and a fantastic outdoor seating and BBQ area. Less than 5 minutes' walk to the supermarket and ATM and all the best local pubs and restaurants, we have free Wi-Fi throughout the hostel and all rates include breakfast, towels and free tea/coffee all day long. ************************************************************************ Please be aware that we cannot accept credit/debit card payments at this moment in time, so make sure to bring enough cash with you as the ATM is only accessible between 9am and 6pm! ... more   less 
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Kilronan Hotel Inishmore
Kilronan Hostel Aran Islands/Inishmore, Ireland

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